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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1756

Manuscript Number756900.1

Date1756

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientOliver, Andrew

AbstractWheelock writes about the new Indian charity school, and relates the progress of his students and his hopes for an incorporation from the Crown.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 July 4

Manuscript Number761404

Date4 July 1761

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientWhitefield, George

AbstractWheelock writes to Whitefield about first Occom's mission to the Oneidas, and about the difficulties of teaching Indian students. He mentions the idea of appealing to the Earl of Dartmouth for charity.

Solomon Williams, letter, to Rev. Samuel Wood, 1761 November 12

Manuscript Number761662.1

Date12 November 1761

AuthorWilliams, Solomon

RecipientWood, Samuel

AbstractWilliams writes a lengthy letter regarding news of his sister-in-law, events in Great Britain and in the colonies, and the desire of various tribes to receive missionaries. Mention is made of Samson Occom.

Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, letter, to the Honorable Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1763

Manuscript Number763900.9

Date1763

AuthorConnecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

RecipientSociety in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

AbstractAn apparent draft of manuscript 764410.2, which informs the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge that, per its commission, a Connecticut board of correspondents has been formed, and officers have been elected. The Connecticut board proposes that the best prospect for furthering the Society's design lies with Wheelock’s Indian charity school, and that the board's intention is to employ Occom and Ashpo.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dr. Andrew Gifford, 1763 October 31

Manuscript Number763581

Date31 October 1763

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientGifford, Andrew

AbstractWheelock writes to Dr. Gifford thanking him for his support at a time when hostilities with the Indians have stopped donations and interfered with missionary work. Wheelock asks Gifford to befriend General Lyman in England to advance the interests of the School.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 May 18

Manuscript Number764318.1

Date18 May 1764

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientWhitefield, George

AbstractWheelock requests Whitefield’s help in drawing up a memorial to the Assembly. He comments on Occom’s work, which received good acceptance from Indians at Mohegan and Niantic, and discusses dissatisfaction with the Boston Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge.

Solomon Williams and Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Honorable Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 July 10

Manuscript Number764410.2

Date10 July 1764

AuthorsWilliams, Solomon; Wheelock, Eleazar

RecipientSociety in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

AbstractWilliams and Wheelock write to inform the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge that, per its commission, a Connecticut board of correspondents has been formed, and officers have been elected. They state that the best prospect for furthering the Society's design lies with Wheelock’s Indian charity school, and that they hope to employ Occom and Ashpo.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1764 September 3

Manuscript Number764503

Date3 September 1764

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientDeBerdt, Dennys

AbstractWheelock writes to DeBerdt about the petition to the King for a land grant, an offer by the Hebron Society of 1,000 pounds, and Occom's prospective mission.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Livingston, 1765 February 19

Manuscript Number765169.2

Date19 February 1765

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientLivingston, William

AbstractWheelock writes that Occom has had to return home from his mission, that the petition for incorporation has been postponed, and that the king would like the school to be moved to the Illinois River and put under Episcopal management.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Livingston 1765 May 13

Manuscript Number765313.2

Date13 May 1765

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientLivingston, William

AbstractWheelock updates Livingston about the resolution of charges against Occom, and requests assistance in securing passes for missionaries going among the Indians.

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